America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money

America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money

Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on your Dreams

Book - 2007
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A family of seven who are living completely debt-free presents their tips and suggestions for taking charge of finances and paying off debts while still living a comfortable lifestyle.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, ©2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307339454
0307339459
Branch Call Number: 332.024 E19a 2007
Characteristics: 280 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Economides, Annette

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artemishi
Aug 07, 2013

A very complete and straightforward guide to saving money and making a usable budget! I appreciated their attention to small things, no-nonsense approach, and inclusion of free and low-cost recreation event ideas (because budgeting without having any fun is just painful). While some didn't apply to me (me not being a parent), the majority of information in here was useful and included several things I hadn't considered before. I highly recommend this for anyone needing to set a budget, looking to reduce debt, wanting ways to save up for a large purchase, folks recently unemployed or retired, and fresh-out-of-college kids in their first independent living situation.

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gem_canadian
Dec 10, 2009

Great case study of how to be frugal. a lot of focus on coupons--i find in general canadians use less coupons than americans. great stuff in terms of hard numbers--good for all those skeptics who feel that they can't save money by implementing some of the simple strategies in this book.

Does overlap with common sense strategies and other environmental books but thats just bound to happen once you've read a few.

A fun read!

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Ur2qt2b4got10
Sep 08, 2009

Everything in this book is pretty common sense, except for a couple of things that they really don't go into detail over. For example, they advice you to always look over the plans before you have a carpet installed - but never actually tell you why. So, if I were indeed to follow that advice I'd ask to look at the plans and then what? It will magically cost me less to install the carpet? I'd have no idea what I'm looking at. Their advice on shopping for cars was somewhat nutty too. As for the rest, like I said: common sense. Anyone who's even attempted to be frugal will probably feel like they wasted their time reading this book (and time is money, people!). If you have no clue where to start saving money, this book might be for you.

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